The collection of COMBO materials on deposit in Special Collections includes business materials documenting various fund-raising
and business activities of the organization, correspondence, public relations materials, clippings scrapbooks, and member
files. Auction donor forms comprise the greatest portion of the collection. It has been divided into nine series, Correspondence,
Minutes, Financial, Recorded Media and Photos, Alpha Files, Publications, Member Organizations, Donor Files, and Newspaper
The Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County (COMBO) was organized in the fall of 1964 for the purpose of combining
fund-raising efforts in the San Diego area to support the arts in San Diego. A 100-member board selected Robert O. Peterson,
President of Foodmaker, Inc. as their first president. Under the leadership of Victor H. Krulak, President of the Copy News
Service, COMBO expanded its fund raising efforts in a door-to-door march and initiated a direct solicitation of the business
community. Because of its position as the major fund-raising organization for the arts in San Diego, COMBO maintained a great
influence over the cultural and artistic development of San Diego.
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature
of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted,
permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are
made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the
materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.